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steadier, and it looks at this point asif u.s. exporters are doing a little better and u.s. producers are driving out some of our imports so that was good news, more econic groh. tracy: hard to tell, though, because everything's overshadowed by the fiscal cliff. do you worry, like, inflation is going to come and bite us in the butt one of these days? i mean, there's a lot of moy out there. >> well, i watch that very, very carefully, and i don't think that's an immediate risk. in regard to the fiscal cliff, i think the right thing to do is to let the tax rates go up across the board, just like they agreed to do. i think we ought to have middle income americans as well as high income americans having a reduction of those tax rate cuts we saw. tracy: take more from my paycheck, let the fed put money into the system. does it make sense at the end of the day? shouldn't i keep my money, g out there and spend it and let the fed keep theirs? >> well, that's, you got a good point, and i agree that instabilit and monetary policy is not very effective, and so i' not looking for very much from th
fast. if that weren't bad enough, the treasury now says the u.s. will hit the debt ceiling on new year's eve. will this be a game-changer for reaching a deal? >>> plus as if the fiscal cliff wasn't bad enough, now critical ports across the u.s. could be brought to a standstill starting this weekend. we'll explain how a looming union worker strike could sink businesses across the united states. >>> the major sports leagues do a touchdown dance after a federal judge's ruling. their lawsuit to spike sports gambling in new jersey get as crucial green light but new jersey isn't taking it sitting down. details how that state is fighting back and preparing to give vegas a run for its money. even when they say it's not, it's always about money adam: thank you for joining us. we want to look first at the day's market headlines. stocks slid for the 30 straight session. mediocre holiday seas and deadlock over fiscal cliff gave investors little to get excited about. the dow fell 24 points. the so-called fear index or the vix, soaring more than 4%. fiscal cliff concerns pushed the index to the high
cliff. have a great evening, guys. >> y too. >> thank you very much. adam: hundreds of u.s. troops along with patriot missile batteries on the way to turkey. now is this a sign that syria's escalating crisis is about to take a turn for the worst? the latest fallout from the middle east is coming up. >>> plus foreign companies fight to get into the investing game in cuba. but, all u.s.usiness can do is watch from the sidelines due to a 50-year-old trade embargo. new findings reveal just how badly u.s. businesses are missing out. more "money" is coming up. there is no mass-produced human. every human being is unique. and there is one store that recognizes it. the only place in the world you'll find the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusive collection of innovations that totally individualize your sleep. perfectly comfortable pillows thatdjust to your size and shape. temperature-balancing bedding. dual warmth comforters. all designed around the sleep number bed: a bed with dual-air technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs. each of your
to hoist on u.s. that thing was going to pass, we got involved, an organization that i run, patriot voices, we stirred up the pot, got people to pay attention. neil: you are a force, you are a very commanding force it would be in upper tier of perspective presidential candidate. >> i appreciate, that but point is, i do not say that to pat our organization on the back. neilback. >> i want voices of america to be heard. neil: you would be taken more seriously this time, than last time, you couldn't get to nickelodeon last time. >> we had a tough time get something recognition early in the campaign. neil: but once you burst through thank you instant street cred. >> like i said, conservatives will be heard over the next couple years, everyone said that tea party is dead, you even said that republican party is dead, there are a lot of folks who understand the critical times we're in. and this fiscal cliff, not what is happening in january but long-term imagine problems. neil: you can't win being a lighter verdict of them. version of them. >> even during the campaign, i am not being critical of
materials and technology lad a bit. the u.s. economy added 146,000 jobs in november as the unemployment rate dropped to four year low of 7.7%. today's report may not be as strong as it seemed, reporting employers added 49,000 fewer jobs in september and october than initially estimated. a preliminary reading showing consumer confidence plunging to its lowest level in four months. early december americans prepare for a potentially higher taxes at the beginning of next year. the index dropping 74.5 this month, far below november's reading of 82.7 and economists forecasts of 82.4. >> in the pits of the cme, michael tells us why dividend paying stocks are taught play regardless of next year's tax rate and charlie will share why he is bullish despite short-term volatility but let's start with phil at the cme. the dow did well today. better than expected, arguably better than expected, jobs report boosting the markets but we got consumer confidence and the fiscal cliffhanging over everything. what did you make of the markets today? >> i was disappointed we failed on that rally and shot up 1421 and
, good news, but a u.s. federal agency's going to signing off blackberry. david: oh, competition. whoever thought blackberry would come back, but it has. liz: at least for the moment, dow not coming back, 72.s down on the day, starting in the green by a tiny bit, but the markets started to the upside, crossed the line 30 times, and at 11:30 a.m. eastern, boehner came out, said spending's the issue. the president's not listening. it basically ruined the marks as you see. s&p couldn't gain here, down eight points. david: looking at the negative numbers, imagine what they would be if the fed did not do the money printing. a lot worse than it was today. could have been worse. facebook, when the market is in the red, facebook in the green, today is not an exception. today, a big bump, over 2% bump. tomorrow, of course, is the third lock up, another 156 million shares of facebook coming online, previous times when that's happened, we saw the stock jump as it did today. liz: right. everybody expected it to fall, it didn't. we're watching that. when apple falls on iphone estimate cuts, so do the
and fiscal cliff. have a great evening, guys. >> you too. >> thank you very much. adam: hundreds of u.s. troops along with patriot missile batteries on the way to turkey. now is this a sign that syria's escalating crisis is about to take a turn for the worst? the latest fallout from the middle east is coming up. >>> plus foreign companies fight to get into the investing game in cuba. but, all u.s. business can do is watch from the sidelines due to a 50-year-old trade embargo. new findings reveal just how badly u.s. businesses are missing out. more "money" is coming up. lo, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an en
in syria escalating. meanwhile, u.s. is officially recognizing syria's main opposition group, as country'slyity matt representative. fox news national contract with correspondent with the latest. >> reporter: as opposition forces advance toward diagram damascus, president obama confirmed in an interview with abc news some officials have u.s. backing. >> is now inclusive enough, is reflective and representative enough of syrian population we occur them the -- consider them the legitimate representative of the syrian people in opposition to the assad regime. >> reporter: u.s. officials confirm that this week's fighting showed that the conflict is escalating. >> we're seeing use of another weapon, a barrel bomb, that is contains flammable materials, a napalm-like thing. >> reporter: the move to recognize elements of the syrian opposition, brought to a rebuke from russian foreign minister whose government has backed negotiation between the syrian president al-assad and the opposition, given u.s. involvement in libya and iraq to bring down their dictators, analysts predict big divisions betwe
to the lowest level in four months dropping a one.3% after a report that the u.s. economy grew more than expected, gold lining stocks into the red, all posting losses and anglo gold hitting a 52 week low. liz: what looks good? financial sector, climbing within 1%, citigroup looking pretty healthy just under 2%, bank of new york mullen, royal bank of scotland hitting 52 week highs today. ashley: natural gas climbing for the third time in four days after reports show u.s. supply falling more than expected, natural gas for january delivery ending the day up 1.3%. liz: that storm over the midwest. you see that thing out side, winnebago, the largest u.s. motor home maker is getting bigger. increasing production to mean growing demand, just reported better than expected results and that is why we slept this thing outside our studio. you don't want to know, it is $350,000 with a steering wheel and also comes with the chairman, ceo and president of fox business exclusive and we will talk about strong earnings, released from backlog in order flow. ashley: america is growing. third quarter gdp rev
to the president's desk. tracy: click and expedient. lori: the efficiency. tracy: u.s. government set to hit the legal borrowing limit on monday. 16.$4 trillion federal debt limit beginning to come down and toch congress passes legislation or defaults. treasury secretary tim traders said the treasury would begin to undertake "extraordinary measures to stave off default quote that could $3,200,000,000,000 of additional funding which would give them two more months this is creative accounting. we have many. lori: the overspending is the understatement. the bond yield is lower investors are thinking this is the safest bet stocks are falling the dow was off 100 points europe is a mess in china slows down the global economy in dire straits and we cannot stop spending there is no message in interest rates are rising as they should to prepare for another downgrade which is very concerning talking about the economic data data, consumer confidence falls over fiscal cliff uncertainty and warning the government is set to hit the legal borrowing limit by a monday. we have bill rodgers from rutgers unive
headlock on the u.s. market and about a million and a half members. since the late 70s yet had an influx of competition. some from japan. many in cars being built in america in nonunion states by nonunion american workers. ever since that time consumers have voted for the competitors products. as long as you have a competitive that isn't all that much you have to do to raise costs for businesses. lori: it all sounds great and makes perfect sense, but you look at the pictures we see right now in the capital, union members serious about losing the right to work status. you wonder that volatility could have a ripple effect ultimately interceding the economy. >> probably not. a majority support this move by 10 to 15-point margin. we just had a ballot initiative in michigan to prevent the legislature from passing this exact kind of law. they defeated it by 15-point margin. the polls and election results show most michigan voters support what is going on. lori: thank you for your time and your analysis on this union issue. one i think we'l will stick arod for a while. melissa: breaking news no
capital spending and manufacturing is making a renaissance in the u.s. and all that would achieve market make for good earnings. david: i brought it up with our trader from the cme. most seem to be underinvested when it comes to capital equipment. 2013 might be the year they began to spend that money on their capital investments. if that happens, cannot create a boom in the center of capital equipment? >> i believe that is absolutely correct. corporate america has high margins right now, but they have come because of cost-cutting and cost-cutting and profit trend is run out right now to grow in the future i think they're going to have to invest in will have to invest in people so employment getting gradually better, you'll have to invest in technology and capital goods and i think it creates a boom in the u.s. economy along with energy, along with hosting. liz: make us some money here, what are you investing with the perspective you have articulated? >> i agree with a lot of what michael is saying, but taking little bit of a different approach. going from sector to sector, i find it very
. dr horton and jefferies are joining a chorus of u.s. companies hoping to save shareholders from the hefty taxes in 2013. accelerating the payment of all quarterly dividend that would have been paid next year. jefferies approved $0.7.05 a share to december 31. the videogame industry suffered another sales slump in november despite the release of high-profile installment in the call of duty and halo franchises. overall sales were down 11% from the same time last year. that is the latest from the fox business network. giving you the power to prosper. ♪ [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find the right attorney to help guide you along, answer a questions and offer advice. with an "a" rating from the better business bureau legalzoom helps you get personalized and affordable legal protection. in most states, a legaplan attorney i
has looked at a calendar lately, but we are about out of time here, folks. the u.s. economy is at stake. million upon millions of families are counting on us to do something. it is tte president's job, it is his job, to find a solution that can pass the congress. he is the only one that can do it. this is not john boehner's problem to solve. he has done his part. mr. president, how about rallying your party around a solution. how about getting democrats to support something. we simply cannot solve the problem we face unless and until the president of the united states either signs no will or develops the ability, the ability, to lead. this is a moment that calls for presidential leadership. that is the way out of this. it is that simple. does anyone wonder why we keep going from crisis to crisis around here? anybody that is a pattern? this should not be a crisis. this is an opportunity. the president again ignored it. as i said yesterday, i think it is obvious at this point that the president wants to go off the cliff. i know most of the american people do not want that. tod
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exchange, a deal that was shot down by u.s. securities regulators. what does bob greifeld do? he is up against a formidable player in the stock exchange, new york specializes in stocks, trading equities. these guys specializing in commodities. they have to do something competitively. why did duncan neiderauer sellout? we have a chart and we will show you. it talks about volume. if you look at the amount of trading volume, we have that charge. >> best laid plans. lori: that is double of new york stock exchange, euronext, is that what you're getting at? no. >> what i'm getting at should be on a chart right now, is volume. this is like a amazing. this is coming. move on. there we go. that tells you the story of why duncan niederauer had to sell. look how trading volume shoots up. and it has been coming down ever since. that is bad, bad things. that means if, that means that, revenues, at the new york stock exchange are in a secular decline. that is bad. that means you have to sell. melissa: and by combining with ice this remedy as lot of this. is ice becoming more popular? is trading volu
about this. stay away from materials. central banks cannot solve structural problems in the u.s. economy. lori: stocks have been benefiting from this so-called wealth effect. >> the stock market is a leading indicator. deutsche bank is saying we are seeing 1.5%, 2% growth. they are seeing growth also. we do not know how long the stock market can hang in there. lori: with, thank you. dennis: what is the hottest application on an apple device today? lori: john mcafee no longer running from police. gold off 20 bucks on ounce. back with more after this. ♪ it's a new day. if you're man with low testosterone, the only underarm treatment for low t. that's right, the one you apply to the underarm. axiron is not for use in women or anyone younger than 18. axiron can transfer to others through direct contact. women, especially those who are or who may become pregnant, and children should avoid contact where axiron is applied as unexpected signs of puberty in children or changes in body hair or increased acnen women may occur. report these signs and symptoms to your doctor if they occur. tell you
traders criminally charged here in the u.s. you look at the e-mails here and you understand. i need you to keep it as little as possible. if you do that, i will pay you. whatever you want. i am a man of my word. that may give you a reason to be angry. our question today is, does it give you a reason to avoid banking stocks as investment completely. charles payne is here, as he is every day. you had barclays and now you have ubs. more litigation heading over these guys. charles: bank of america is up like 100%. i am too afraid of these kind of thanks. i did not like the risk reward. i think there are a lot of on answered questions with what is brewing to meet the surface there. we have morgan stanley as a trade. i do like goldman sachs. i like the comparisons, more than anything else. listening, volume is down. also, we have regulations. at least we know what it is. lower margins because of price transparency. they admit they will lose revenue. all of that stuff is out there. connell: goldman had a settlement of its own on a different story. not love or talk up on on a financial crisis i
in the conversation to the detriment of us in the u.s. >> you have seen some of that already because of our crazy taxes and corporate profits. unfortunately other countries are committing the same sense. a handful of countries get it right. singapore, they will get that investment. in europe there are some countries getting it right like sweden, poland, bulgaria, the baltic states, but the major players are doing the same poison as things that we're trying to do here. lori: thanks you so much for coming in. in joined the conversation. adam: thank you. we are going to talk about something investors to follow financial stocks. then sweepstakes. coming to an end, details that people might have skin in this camera going to want to pay attention to. >> sources are telling the fox business network that they are finalizing the agreement. he's working in now with cantor fitzgerald. we should point out, this deal is not finalized. they have not signed the paper, but from what we understand they are in advanced talks to do a final deal. pretty interesting. in -- someone who cover the financial crisis. this
the program. i would like to introduce the head of the effort. former u.s. congressman, former u.s. attorney for arkansas, and former minister of the u.s. drug enforcement agency -- connell: an extraordinary set of statements just made from washington. among other things, the nra would like to arm every school in the nation. that is what he just said. armed guards, armed police officers, as he put it, every single school in the united states following the shootings and newtown, connecticut. he said the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. the message that it sends, as he put it, schools are now the safest place to inflict the maximum amount of mayhem. we have seen statements to match it coming out of washington. that may have been the most dramatic political statement that you will see, or have seen this week. we saw a couple other things during that statement. while we were watching, we saw one protester come in and hold up a sign. while peer had to stop and then he eventually continued. >> the predators of the world know it and exploited. that must chan
wonder who they would fire first. dagen: thank you so much. the u.s. economy may be improving. small business owners are not optimistic. new numbers on that that we will talk about. connell: congratulations taxpayers, you no longer own aig. we look at the key markets today. that would be treasuries. ♪ [ malennouncer ] it's tt time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you realldon't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it findone, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly da ok. [ male announcer ] now all youeed is aagic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. >> i have your fox business brief. the u.s. trade deficit widened nearly 5% in october. imports fell to their lowest level since april of last year. the trade gap with china did hit an all-time high. will fred industries is the latest offering special one-time payments. the company is boosti
: amazing. former shell president john hofmeister joins us on whether or not the u.s. should export or our plentiful supply of natural gas. and heading out to break the vacancy micron technology's trading up almost 4%. we will be right back. lori: stocks now as we do every 15. let's head to the floor of the new york stock exchange and nicole petallides. "barron's" out with picks for 201 and how are the particular names doing? >> let's check them out. these are hot stocks to watch not only today but also through the next 52 weeks going into 2013. these are the top picks. apple being of course a name we focused on so often but you can see that is certainly in the top 10 there. some of the other names include blackrock, general dynamics, jpmorgan chase, viacom, western digital. those are some of the ones we're also taking a look at that are on the move. these are all the names baron picked going into 2013 as their top list. they say their favorite could produce gift teen% to 20% total returns including dividends for next year. they're talking about postively about marathon petroleum. these ar
. the data, u.s. manufacturing activity last month lowest level since the summer of 2009, but then we got a construction spending report that was good. in october, it rose by the largest amounts in five months, and then we got auto sales throughout the morning, and while they were decent, gm, toyota, and chrysler missed november's estimates, but ford beat them. that's the data and push and pull among the markets, back to you. >> lauren, thanks so much. >> 12995 where it ends, nobody knows. take a gamble. talks in a standstill, timothy geithner blaming republicans saying they have to raise taxes in order to avoid going over the cliff. rich edson in washington with the latest, rich? >> they are stuck on this offer, which the white house says is less of an offer and the same position the administration staked out in its jobs bill and deficit proposal over the last couple years. half trillion in tax increases or trillion and a half in tax increases, $600 billion in spending cuts, more spending, and a permanent increase in the debt ceiling. on fox news sunday, boehner called that deal a joke.
for a price of $1.6 billion. valuing them at double the price of u.s. print properties on a per point. whether ceo plays on march in the print business. rival to bloomberg and pearson said to be a possible bidder. our boss, rupert murdoch might did. @e is busy spinning off the "wall street journal." liz: the terminal sales, for those who don't know, the terminals they ar that are cove, great moneymaker. those sales are not what they used to be. >> more and more data available on the internet. they are buying up properties and buying up talent like crazy. like an old tarzan film. liz: all of us liked it, we don't have to look and find where the articles continue3 because they don't. >> brevity is key. liz: thank you very much. the closing bell ringing in 29 minutes. good to guess the biggest hit in risk the world economy and financial markets, what would you choose? this matters so much to your monies we thought we would bring in nobel prize winner who won for spotting exactly that type of stuff. he won the nobel prize in economics and he says three potentially scaldinggissues are boiling under
batteries of patriot missiles and a force of 400 u.s. soldiers. leon panetta did not say how soon they will be deployed or how long they will stay in turkey. back to dagen and connell. connell: the state of oregon has gone to great lengths to please nike. the governor asking for authority to ensure that the corporate tax structure will not change for companies like nike nike threatening to move its headquarters out of state unless organ can guarantee it tax structure will not change. students are not the only ones with college debt. in effort to appeal, they end up footing the bill for all of this. according to moody's, debt among colleges was $205 billion outstanding. also reporting harvard has the most debt of any private school in the nation. you may be disappointed, guys, by the gift your significant other fires you for christmas. dirty 1% of women planning to spend less this year than last. only 19% of men pulled will spend less. it finds the looming fiscal cliff deal weighing on shoppers minds. here is our conversation, part of which i posted on twitter. men have to spend mo
at the consulate consulate and the murder of four americans, including u.s. ambassador christopher stevens. chief intelligence correspondent catherine herridge is in washington, and she has a closer look at the findings. >> at 39 page unclassified report into the benghazi terrorist attack is dating. within hours of its release, three state department officials, including this woman and her boss resigned under pressure as investigators laid the blame upon secretary holick hillary clinton. >> the decision-making takes place. reporter: the report offers conclusions and undeniable facts. among them that there was no demonstration prior to the assault. al qaeda and its franchises are not dead and they found a new safe haven in eastern libya. that led to the deaths of four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. >> i think the conclusion is not intended on it. mistakes were made, lives were lost. lessons need to be learned. reporter: in the summer of 2012, the report documents at least 20 security related security-related incidents in gaza, including the assassination attempt on thh matter. the
exchange in the u.s. 200 years of independence. charlie gasparino taking us through the day. when you got the first call yesterday and broke the story, what did you hear? charlie: the journal had a first headline, i heard something about this. i do not confirm the first interview but they had headlines of the merger. i was hearing it was a full out acquisition, the new york stock exchange getting bought by the intercontinental exchange and that blew me away. it is an amazing story. we fight for seconds here. going on the air, basically saying at the new york stock exchange about the taken over, this is not a merger of equalss, this is a takeover of the most venerable, one of the most venerable institutions in american finance, the new york stock exchange. it is been there since the old button agreement. [talking over each other] charlie: that is why they call it -- they became essentially a club of freighters under that and expanded to much bigger than a tree, beautiful headquarters, but here is the thing. when i started to digest it it was a phenomenal story. the intercontinental exchang
that are based in the u.s., but are globally focused. a lot of those will come from the information technology area. also, energy and healthcare. those are some of my favorite sectors for 2013. connell: brian, thank you very much. speaker of the house, john boehner, getting ready to deliver his update. as soon as he does, we will take it live. he will highlight the fact that the spending cuts are just not there. we will see what he has to say. then the story about facebook interns. just breaking in the cash. let's take a look at oil today. ♪ connell: the speaker of the house john boehner is about to update us on the fiscal cliff talks. pushing the president to come up with some spending cuts. we will have it live as soon as it starts. before that, let's make a little money. charles payne is here. tell us your stock today. charles: they make great cars. the demand is absolutely on fire. the liquefying the commodities, natural gas, i think there will be a lot of money there. as you are worried about this fiscal cliff stuff, this is one of the companies that has done very well in a recessionary
, europe falling apart helping the u.s. markets. >> ed, great to have you on. thanks a lot. >> thank you for having me. >> the duke and dutch chess of cambridge are expecting a baby. wonderful news. a spokesman says both families are delighted with the news. a lot of speculation saying she had a suspicious there would be an announcement. there you go. a royal baby on the way. >> martha knows more than anyone should. sales check coming up, how many are willing to get up for a new car. >> fill job openings for the holiday, you can't find anyone willing to work the lines. how about the donald as moderator? we talk with neil cavuto about the idea of putting debt negotiations on tv. check the markets, the oil market in particular, as we head off to break. ♪ there is no mass-produced human. every human being is unique. and theris one store that recognizes it. the sleep number store. the only place in the world you'll find the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. an exclusive collection of innovations that totally dividualize your sep perfectly comfortable pillows that adjust
market issue. they will lose confidence in the u.s. government stability to pay its bills without trading mass inflation. that is the big problem. yes, interest rates have been artificially low. they will not stay artificially low. when foreigners start selling dollars, rates will go up and consumer prices will go up. take a look at what has happened in the crude oil market. that chart looks really strong. it will hit the consumer right in the wallet. ben bernanke has already said he does not care how much inflation hits. >> you know, i just believe we are in a holding action until we resolve these immediate political problems. i agree with you was. this is a political crisis first and foremost. it is a weak economy. getting weaker. bond yields are going down. i think what peter speaks of is certainly possible in the near future. perhaps, the more distant future. bottom line, i expect more softening and a lack of confidence. >> the fact of the matter is, big government is very expensive. we need much higher taxes on the middle class. not on the rich, on the middle class. if they do not wa
for sprint which is the number three u.s. wireless carrier. now, they will have full ownership of the spectrum. that is some good news for sprint. you are seeing that clear wire is selling off the news. lori: president obama and house speaker john boehner meeting just hours ago. our rich and thin was first to report this news of the meeting. rich, the house speaker seems to be caving on tax hikes, at least a little bit. rich: they have been discussing the ratio with a 121 ratio. they are talking a trillion dollar spending cuts. higher rates on amount of more than $1 million curbs on deductions congress would work out next year. democrats and republicans are also talking about continuing the tax cuts. increasing the debt ceiling is a major sticking point for republicans. they will want more spending cuts to raise the debt ceiling again. republicans say changes to entitlements must be included to get any deal through congress. there is progress, though there are significant obstacles remaining. the president will need at least half of them on the board to get something to congres
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precipitously. the u.s. dollar, now a dollar 302 by the euro. six months ago. this was more like a dollar 25. deming, the dollar has done really week of the last rebel days, has it not? >> i am really shocked at the euro is doing as well as it is. somewhere down the line there will have to ease. it has been doing this as the whole time. has a lot to do with the fed meeting last week. the special -- perpetual qe and is not doing anything to help the ballot right now. liz: in the end you do want a strong dollar. i know some big multinational space to the u.s. that not only won a weak dollar to make our products cheaper, but i'll talk to carlos about this in a minute. let me get to that nymex. obviously whale is an interesting play, but i you guys talking a lot about this gold price behavior? this is really weird. >> well, it is tied in w dollar. so many people leading the same way. all the sudden you start to see it. stocks got hit and people start to panic. you basically have people that look in to say, you know, this dollar is going to get smacked. the reverse my position. liz: speaking of s
to $1.31 is pretty significant, language for the dollar 30, see you hitting the intraday high, u.s. consumer prices dropping for the first time in six months in november following 0.3%. the decline was driven by 7% plunge in the government's gasoline price. dave: a lot to talk about and we will get those details. dan is in the pits of the cme. jason fried telling us why european equities might be the best place to be. and brian is going to tell you how to play these markets if we go over the fiscal cliff. let's start with dan. i want to start with apple. what to you hear from folks in chicago? where is the floor? >> you are close to the floor right now. everyone panicked when apple doesn't meet some guidelines or whatever and i heard about the sock chinese opening but in fact when they come out with their figures every time they beat them, apple probably a cautious by right now, it is getting hammered and if you look at the fundamentals of that stock is relatively cheap value. liz: especially considering the pe ratio under 9, 8.8 as i last saw it but apple represents 4% of espn is
on in the u.s. with the fiscal cliff, and before that, it was all about europe. david: larry, your picks, disney and direct tv, i know you like the vegas stocks, las vegas sans, boyd gaming as well, but what about john's point that just to be safe because you never know. i mean, the worse can happen, happened before, and could happen again, those jokers inside the beltway very often don't come to a conclusion. wouldn't it be safe to put at least 10 #% of the portfolio in cash right now just in case? >> i just can't see it. the math is so compelling on the other side, and you have this just incredible sentiment. thirty years now, you have not been able to lose money in bonds. a lot of people think that it's impossible to lose money in bonds, and it is. you surely are not going to make any money in bonds other than clip your coupon. you're not going to make any money in cash. david: let me just stop you for a sec about bonds here because it is not impossible to lose money on bonds if the companies they are based on go bankrupt or the governments they are based on go bankrupt, and people ar
will get you as soon as possible. if the u.s. falls off the fiscal cliff, we land in another recession? this is what everybody wants answered. steve, what could happen is they come to some lame compromise before the end of the year. they say next year we will do it in january. we might have a block of time what we don't know what is going on. during that chunk of time, the economy could see itself while precipitately very quickly. >> i would make the case that there is complete uncertainty. nobody knows what's going on. i think we have a little bit more clarity in the last couple of days. i've been spending a lot of time on capitol hill. the most likely outcome now is republicans are probably going to get higher tax rates on the rich with some nuances to that. republicans are now saying for the most part they are willing to allow spending cuts to go through. republicans have a lot of spending options. there is nothing president obama can do to stop that. not such a bad solution at this point. look, this is a business. look at what this has done in the last four years. they have tighten
at, given the outlook and not just the u.s. consumer, but now you talk about sales in china just started, there's a lot of catalyst and the stock is cheap. david: despite your pessimism of what might happen in the economy, you're optimistic about what's happening with homebuilders. yowe think this is a real burste are seeing, one that will last? >> i agree, pointed homebuilders enjoying a nice ride and you are seeing that, it was priced into the market probably two quarters ago, but it will continue and i think that part of the economy will help out over the homebuilders themselves but investors in the market. david: continued for how long? >> my sense is throughout 2013. you can really count on this resurgence from the home building sector. lori: gary, remaining time, what is your preferred asset allocation? >> right now we are allocating model the balanced portfolio to be about 43% equities split equally between domestic and foreign. we're about 15% traditional bonds, 30% non-traditional bonds. and we're about 10% of real assets, energy, precious metals. about 2% cash. lori: gr
versus the dollar on speculation that u.s. lawmakers will reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. why that makes the euro so much stronger, you know, the euro hit intraday high of 1.3238, it is up 1.6% so far this month alone against the greenback. homebuilder confidence jumping to its highest level in more than six and a half years in december. the national association of homebuilder index posting its climbing 2 points to 47 this , month. a lot of optimism today. david: and we have the numbers from oracle. they are out. adam shapiro has been parsing through he numbers. adam: investors will be pleased with oracle. revenue of 9.1 billion, up 3%. and the street was expecting 9.02 billion. one thing i want to tell you from the press release, they are saying that cloud software subscriptions revenues were up 17% to 2.4 billion. and that's one of the things that investors are really paying attention to as oracle goes into that space. david: that is one of the things they are pushing most heavily into. adam, hank you very much. let's get reacts from the chicago mercantile exchange. larry,
. they are keeping an outlook for the full year and also their expectations for overall u.s. economic growth. what is interesting about fedex is there air expression, they're more expensive way to ship things. if you wanted to use fedex ground, monday was the deadline. tomorrow is the deadline for ups regular ground shipping if you want those gifts in time for christmas. melissa: i did not know that. good stuff, lauren. the united states is at risk. the agency says it is a lack of a deal that could erode growth potential for the company. the united states was already downgraded from aaa status last year. lori: i think it is fascinating. everyone blew past the first downgrade we had. interest rates actually fell. now, a second downgrade, where do you default to. it is really troubling. we have to keep a close eye on it with this fiscal cliff. that is what we are here for. melissa: we will stay on top of it. charlie gasparino broke the story. knight capital going to getco. lori: hope you have some extra cash to spend if you are flying. there you have the dollar. weaker against the dollar and the yen
reserve will hold a meeting next friday to talk about new regulations to u.s. operations of large foreign banks. they want to make sure they follow the same financial guidelines that the u.s. banks follow. interesting. fiscal cliff talk. john boehner says he is waiting for a counter offer from the white house. adam: wall street feers gauge barely pausing. our traders, are they not worried about going over the fiscal cliff quirks we are headed to the for the new york stock exchange next. ♪ twins. i didn't see them coming. i have obligations. cute obligations, but obligatio. i need to rethink thecore . what i really need is sleep. introducing the ishares core, building blocks for the heart of your portfo find out why 9 out of 10 large professional investors choose ishares for their etfs. ishares by blackrock. call 1-800-ishares for a prospectus which includes investment objectives, risks, crges and expenses. read and conder it carefully before investing. ri includes possible loss of principal. adam: the state of nevada has gambling up. dollars. slot machines are up a whopping 11%. it is a
will definitely check back in with you. melissa: about to invade u.s. banks and steal money? a plot straight out of the movies but we will bring you the real-life details straight ahead. lori: heading to break with a big rally on the s&p market today. no need for a safe haven, $22.50 down on that. back with more after this. melissa: welcome back. let's check the market, nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange watching toyota for us. nicole: watching toyota because sometimes when the news comes through, you can get some clarity on a stock. up about 3% on the moves we are seeing today moving back to neww highs, 52-week highs, highs we have not seen in years. they were ordered to pay record fines over $17 million for failing to report a defect to the u.s. government in a timely matter. toyota has been over the years with all kinds of things including acceleration on the floor mat, etc. back to you. melissa: nicole, thank you so much. lori: time to make money with charles payne. this hour he is helping us make cash in the tech sector with the global leader of cloud infrastructu
it's not -ealing a blow to the u.s. economy. first, stocks, as we do every 15 minutes, going to the floor. new york stock exchange. lauren is there watching it. any indication from the investors and traders about a deal? are they telling you if they have an inside scoop? >> they do not have an inside scoop, but there's con play sen sigh, and stocks stuck in the range, down half a percent for the broader market, down for five days in a row waiting, two hours from now, to hear somebody in washington say something about fiscal cliff, and then we'll move on that news, but traders are saying if we get a deal done, we'll see the market take off. we have not seen a santa claus rally this december, unfortunately, and, in fact, the nasdaq lower. stocks lower, by the way. here's the new york stock exchange, three stocks trading down for every one trading up. another thing trading up a the vix index. it's 20.18. the vix has traded below the two decade average, and that's not happened this month. we broke that trend. we have an uptick in the vix now. adam, back to you. adam: the question
. the u.s. economy added 111,000 private sector jobs according to adp. a bit weaker than expected. because of impacts from hurricane sandy. the bank saying it is looking for ways to cut expenses. those cuts amount to 4% of the companies workforce and is estimated to save $1.1 billion every year. stocks now and every 15 minutes. nicole petallides. nicole: we are looking at a market that is to the downside. let's take a look at citigroup. it is about 4% of the workforce. citigroup is higher. it has had an up arrow throughout the day today. we saw the dow jones industrials this week to the downside. we had two consecutive days in selling. down arrows for the nasdaq. down 1.1%. connell: breaking news out of washington. earlier, speaker boehner speaking about the fiscal cliff. now it is president obama. let's listen. >> we have emerged not yet where we need to be, but we certainly have made progress. the reason we have made progress in part is because of the outstanding management and productivity and gains and efficiencies that you have been able to achieve in each and every one of your compan
's the reason we went to the expense of converting it n. if the u.s., we wanted exposure. we have an agreement with warner brothers because of their investment in hobbit and marketing of it that there's a certain period of time we have to play it for so we counterfeit it in here. i heard great things and looking forward to seeing it. liz: great season, coming up, and a great 2013 with star trek and superman, looking forward to it, rich, thank you so much. >> thank you, liz, see you at the movies. liz: you bet. presales better than expected for with the the hobbit," and we are gaining ground here. we'll be right back. ♪ e in hong ko. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on toermany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-80345-2550 with the new global account from schwab, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i hunt down opportunities around the world tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 as if i'm right there. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and i'm in total control cause i can trade tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 directly online in 12 markets in their local currencies. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i use their
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